Het Meertje, Nijmegen - 19.06.2016
For various reasons, I haven't been fishing for a while, so it was nice to get out on the bank today. I took a drive up to Nijmegen to fish the Het Meertje - a small canal-like drain.
I met up with Roger at 8 o'clock and after finding two swims we started to set up.
We both set up a waggler rod and the pole.
I used a 3AAA insert waggler to 3lb Maxima main line, a 0.11 mm Reflo Power bottom and size 18 B560 hook. The bottom was attached via a swivel to stop line twist, and I had a bulk of 4 No. 8s above the swivel.
My pole rig was a 0.5 g Drennan G-Tip 2 on 0.13 mm Reflo Power mainline and a 0.11 mm bottom. The rig was finished off with a size 18 B560 hook.
I was going to fish about 5 metres from the far bank with the waggler and at 10.5 meters with the pole.
On the pole line we both had a depth of 1.9 metres, and about 20 cm less over on the waggler line.
I fed about 12 small balls of groundbait on the pole line and the same over on the waggler line.
The groundbait was the new Sonubaits Maggot Fishmeal with some Zammataro Roach and Skimmers with a few casters and pinkies.
I loose fed maggots and casters over the top of the groundbait on the waggler line, but left the pole line alone.
I started dead depth and had fish, but they didn't want it hard on the bottom. After about 4 hours we called it a day as it was very hard to get bites.
The Bream were still spawning, so it was always going to be a hard day anyway.
Roger struggled and didn't managed to get a bite. It will be different when we come back in a few weeks and the Bream have finished spawning.
I managed to get two bites and was rewarded with 2 Bream of about a kilo each. I'm looking forward to giving it another go soon.